Graveyard Shift The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite scary movies released on or after January, 1 2015.

The best new horror films find a lot of different ways to scare audiences. They offer ghosts, witchcraft, creepy clowns, space aliens, mask-wearing psychopaths, animals coming back from the grave,  the devil himself, and a whole lot more. That's just scratching the surface. There's something in them to scare just about anyone. No matter what sends shivers down your spine, you'll find it in recent horror movies. 

The last few years have been an especially fruitful time for the genre. Major studios continue to produce frightening films, but there's also a vibrant indie horror scene that is cranking out some groundbreaking stuff. If you like going to the cinema to be scared, then you're living in the right era because there's never been more diversity than there is right now. The top current horror films also take a varied approach in tone, with some going for outright shocks and others opting for more subtle slow-burns. 

This list of new horror movies looks at releases that came out from 2015 until now. Vote up the modern horror films that you found most terrifying. If your favorite isn't here, add it to the list. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank it. 

 

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It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more
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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more
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Get Out is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams
Get Out is a 2017 satirical horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. A young African American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate where he learns that many of its residents, ...more
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Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with ...more
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Split is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more
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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak
Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more
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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor
The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more
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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more
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Hush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco
Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more
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The Visit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan
The Visit is a 2015 American found footage horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them ...more
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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more
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Dont Breathe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto
Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash ...more
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Krampus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman
Krampus is a 2015 American dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore, written and directed by Michael Dougherty. Three days before Christmas, ...more
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Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam
Crimson Peak is a 2015 American gothic romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) is torn between love for her ...more
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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston
It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake ...more
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Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia
Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more
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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia
Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello. It is based on ...more
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The Devil's Candy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco
The Devil's Candy is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by Sean Byrne. A struggling painter (Ethan Embry) is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into ...more
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Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson
Ouija: Origin of Evil is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The film is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. ...more
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Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther
Ghost Stories is a 2017 British horror film written and directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play. Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) embarks upon a ...more
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The Hole in the Ground is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen
The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an ...more
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Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett
Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The eighth installment in the Saw franchise picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer ...more
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Raw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas
Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian (Garance Marillier) undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden ...more
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Insidious: The Last Key is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel, and the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) goes on to ...more